Sri Lanka ‘s veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga was able to end his One Day International career on a high. Malinga scalped three wickets against Bangladesh in the first match of the series at R. Premadasa Stadium to sign out on a high. Subsequently, Malinga’s Mumbai Indians student Jasprit Bumrah posted an emotional message for his guru.

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Malinga bowled a fine first spell as he scalped two wickets to put Bangladesh on the backfoot. The yorker king was right on the money in his swansong performance for the Lankans.

Lasith Malinga. Credit: Getty Images

Malinga had a fine career.

It has been a great career for Lasith Malinga and he has inspired the next generation of players. Malinga has done a fine job for Sri Lanka and he also helped Jasprit Bumrah take massive strides at the International level.

Malinga has been like a guiding light for Jasprit Bumrah in the Mumbai Indians and he has helped Bumrah in taking the big strides. Bumrah and Malinga have shared a great bonhomie with each other in the Mumbai Indians.

Lasith Malinga played 226 One Day Internationals and scalped 338 wickets in his glorious career. He has finished as the ninth highest wicket-taker in 50-overs version and the third-highest wicket-getter for Sri Lanka. Malinga is well known as a yorker king and he was always accurate with his death bowling.

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

The talisman fast bowler also had a decent World Cup in England and Wales. The Sri Lankan legend had scalped 13 wickets in the seven matches of the ODI showpiece and he was the team’s leading wicket-taker in the event.

Jasprit Bumrah took to his Twitter account to post about Lasith Malinga. The post read as, “Classic Mali spell 🎯 Thank you for everything you’ve done for cricket. Always admired you and will always continue to do so 🤗.”

Here is the Tweet:

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